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Majestic Diary

January 25, 2012

I didn't fall asleep until 11 p.m. and then I woke up at midnight to give Young Matthew a feeding. Took a while to fall asleep again and then woke up at 4:45 a.m. to give him his last feeding before his ultrasound. It could be a long time waiting, so I wanted to be sure to get a couple extra feedings in him to get him through the day.

Those naughty little Piddies did not want to come off the pond this morning, so I could let the barn gang out... ay yi yi... Isabel had to come out and help me. I don't know how I got everything done on time, but I managed to arrive on time at the vet's office at 8:00 a.m.

I waited all day in the waiting room with Young Matthew until the ultrasound vet arrived at 2:42 in the afternoon. He was given an injection of torbutrol to sedate him a little bit, so he wouldn't panic. I wish they could have given me an injection of that. I was a mess once he went in. I called Jenn and she talked to me and kept my mind off of it. It was only supposed to take 15 minutes, but it went for about a half hour. And then Dr. Otka came out and gave me our Young Matthew and said, "No cancer!" They didn't find anything abnormal and they were really looking. He said, since he's improving, keep doing what we're doing and keep him on the antibiotics.

I just got home, brought Young Matthew inside and gave him his dinner, ran out to the sanctuary and took care of everyone there. I feel like I'm going to pass out on the floor, but I don't care. Good news today. He still has a fight ahead of him, but at least we know we've got a chance here.

Thank you, everyone, for all of your prayers! I took photos of Matthew at the vet's office, but I have to get them from my phone.

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